Childhood Cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer that develops from the cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. RMS commonly occurs in the head and neck, urinary and reproductive organs, arms and legs or chest and abdomen. There are several types of RMS including: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. 

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma grants

Genevieve Kendall, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2018
Jason Yustein, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018
Charles Keller, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more